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post #1 of 7 Old 12-17-2009, 07:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello,

After sifting through and reading way too much (overload), I figured I'd ask myself, so I apologize if this has been asked alot already.

As of now and being in the Chicago suburbs, what are my best options for multiroom DVR? I have HD, HBO and use on-demand regularly. Is Comcast EVER going to release an option without charging an extra bundle (they get enough of my $ every month).

Is there a 3rd party option that works for all of the above?

Any info would be appreciated
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You can rest assured that if more value is offered, a price will be charged for that value. If you want to take control into your own hands, exploit the fact that Comcast supports CableCARD, and buy your own solution. There are a few options. Search for TiVo MRV, and Moxi Mate. I believe there are also PC-based solutions that fit the bill.
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The sticking point with 3rd party solutions is your desire to use VOD. I don't know about Moxi, but TiVo does not support cable-sponsored on-demand. You would have to maintain a separate cable STB for that.

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The Moxi does not support VOD either.
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So if I scrap VOD recording then what's the consensus?
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So if I scrap VOD recording then what's the consensus?

Compare features in the HDTV DVR Comparison thread sticked at the top of the forum.

TiVo and Moxi both have advantages and disadvantages over the other, but Moxi is the clear leader in multi-room because they offer extenders. Those extenders allow you to access recordings (and soon liveTV) in other rooms from the DVR elsewhere in your home.
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I'm participating in another "Moxi or TiVo" thread on another forum right now, and the deciding factor for that poster seems to be what he's calling "extraction". I think he is referring to the ability to take a recording and transfer it to a mobile device (so he can watch shows on the way to work?) I know TiVo can do that (with TiVo Desktop Plus)... the Moxi doesn't have any of what that chart labels as "OFFLOAD RECORDINGS" features.
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